Memorial services will take place Feb. 17 for Graham Bartle Arlitz, who passed away Feb. 10, 2006, at his home in Sparks, Nev.
Graham was born Jan. 22, 1930, in New York, N.Y., to Irwin Armstrong Arlitz and Muriel Richmond Graham. He was raised in Teaneck, N.J., and relocated to the Reno/Tahoe area in 1968 with his family.
As a young man he attended Carson Long Military Institute and Bob Jones University and graduated from Western Michigan University. Graham enjoyed a successful career of more than 30 years of service with Shulton, Inc./American Cyanamid. He later began a small warehousing business.
Throughout his life, Graham was an active member of Rotary International and Boy Scouts of America, Troop 15.
He was very involved in youth activities both as a father and a community member, participating in scouting, “Y” Indian Guides, Masonic Lodge, Rainbow Girls, and PTA. He was dedicated to his work and family and enjoyed travel and history.
Throughout the years he spent many visits and holiday weekends at Lake Tahoe with his daughter and family. He later remarried in Lake Tahoe overlooking the lake.
He is survived by his wife, Luisa; stepchildren, Kevin and Kimberly; children, Jennifer, Jeff, Steve, Pam and husband Vic, Tom and wife Gail, Gary, and Kenneth; their mother, Nancy; and grandchildren, Nina, Tori, Kelsy, Haley and Thomas Graham. May his loving memory live on in all.
Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Ave., Reno, Nev.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Graham Arlitz to the American Cancer Society, 6490 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite 40, Reno, NV 89509.
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